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  • Welcome to My Blog!

    Hi, I'm Wazari Wazir, Malaysian Photojournalist working for the Government of Malaysia. Will be sharing a wide variety of pictures here from my official assignment and personal pictures. I do conduct Photography and Photoshop Workshops if there is any invitations.

    I've Conduct a Photoshop Workshops in IIUM International Islamic University Malaysia (Gombak) and also at Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology (UniKL MIAT), in Selangor and other Photography Workshops all over the country including Sabah Malaysia North Borneo.

    My Blog is The Winner for Best Photography Blog 2014 during MSMW Malaysia Social Media Week Blogger Awards 2014.

    Thank you for visiting My Blog and if you have any questions, feel free to contact me through my email...

    wazariwazir@yahoo.com | Tel No : + 6012 2812753

Family Outing | China-Malaysia Friendship Garden | Putrajaya

© 2014 Wazari Wazir | Haiqal and Raphael Looks a Little Bit Tense Because They Wanted To Be Free

© 2014 Wazari Wazir | Arianna With Her Mother | Arianna With Her Grandmother (Right)

© 2014 Wazari Wazir | My Family at China-Malaysia Friendship Garden

China-Malaysia Friendship Garden is another new interesting place or landmark in Putrajaya, it is quite an interesting place to have a photograph taken here but unfortunately I don’t have much to show you here. I was here with my family and together with my mother, I don’t want to make this family outing as a photography trip, because doing that will take too much time and my kids won’t be happy. Anyway another reason why there is not much photographs taken at this beautiful garden is because there were few photographers doing some kind of model shooting with three sets of CLS complete with an umbrella, they were occupied one of the best spot for photography here. I did try to wait for them to finish their photo shoot but it seems like forever. So I took some quick photographs and move on.

This is not the first China-Malaysia Friendship Garden built here in Malaysia, back in 2004, there is another China-Malaysia Friendship Garden build at Jalan Song in Kuching Sarawak  to commemorate the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Malaysia and China. Here in Putrajaya the  China-Malaysia Friendship Garden were built to mark the 40th anniversary of China-Malaysia diplomatic relations and  to renew friendship between people of two countries. The garden were located  in Promenade Precinct 4, next to  Seri Saujana Bridge. If you were coming from Kuala Lumpur using MEX Highway, just after passing the Seri Saujana Bridge, take left turn and you will see a large parking spot there and park your vehicle.

Anyway I’m not here to talk in details about the garden but if you happen to be in Putrajaya, why don’t you make a quick stop here, admission is free, just to let you know also that this garden is yet to be officially open  but the public can come and visit. As for photography purposed, you better come here in the early morning or late afternoon, this is another great place in Putrajaya to do wedding shot, portraiture, fashion shoot and might be latest addiction for selfie, if you do it creatively, someone might think you were in somewhere China. I cannot confirm this but from the information that I get, this garden will be officially launched in December this year.

*All photographs were taken with 50 mm lens and edited with #VSCO Film pack.

A Portrait of My Children | Black and White Portraiture

© 2014 Wazari Wazir | A Portrait of Seven Year Old HaiQal

© 2014 Wazari Wazir | A Portrait of Three Year Old Raphael

© 2014 Wazari Wazir | A Portrait of One Year Old Arianna Wearing Russian Ushanka

It’s been quite awhile since I posted a black and white portraiture of my children. Lately I like colour photography more than black and white, maybe I want to remember the colours of their clothing and the colours of their environment.

Famous Canadian photographer Ted Grant once said that “When you photograph people in colour, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!”. I couldn’t agree more but there is a situation where colours also express something about the person, about their belief, religion and maybe their character or personality.

Anyway I don’t have much time to discuss about that, in fact lately I rarely have time on my own. The photograph above were taken with 50 mm fixed prime lens. All of the photographs above were taken with natural light as usual under the shade, to get even lighting on their face. It seems so simple but the truth is, it never get easier to photograph them.

Some of you might notice that the black and white is not really “black,” yes you are right but then, lately I think this kind of greyscale of lighter version of black and white seems quite popular and I like to experiment.

Zubye - A timeless portrait. Love this!

Malaysian Prime Minister | Budget 2015 At The Parliament

© 2014 Wazari Wazir | A Light Moment Between Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim (Left) and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Before Tabling of Budget  2015  In The Parliament

This is not a rare occasion between members of the Parliament, opposition and the government, this is normal occurrence, it is just that most people did not have the previlege  see it. What they normally see is a war of words between them, it’s like they can never get together, it’s like they hate each other so much, it’s like they can never  have a cup of coffee together talking about other things other than about politics, they are just like you and me, normal human beings. Sometimes we get too carried away by our difference but they at the Parliament do enjoy their time together despite their difference.

Zubye - wow!! Wazari. You captured it very well.
I love to see more photos like this!
Thumbs up!

Photojournalism | Muslims Celebrate Eid Al-Adha In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

© 2014 Wazari Wazir | Muslims Sat On A Street Before Performing Special Eid Al-Adha Prayer Here in Kuala Lumpur, October 5, 2014.

Eid al-Adha, or the Sacrifice Festival, is one of the major Islamic festivals. It falls on the 10th  Zulhijjah on the Islamic calendar. Muslims all over the world are celebrating the festival of sacrifice, one of the most important holidays in Islam. Eid al-Adha celebrations start after the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, by Muslims worldwide.

The photographs above were not taken for my assignment, I just wanted to captured the spirit of Eid Al-Adha among the muslims foreigner living in Kuala Lumpur, especially those from Bangladesh, India and Nepal.  Those photographs were taken at Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin which formerly known to Kuala Lumpur people as “Jalan Silang”, not very far from the well known Cahaya Suria and Kota Raya complex.

Unlike any other mosque here in Kuala Lumpur which perform the prayer around 8:15 am to 8:30 am , they perform Eid Al-Adha prayer around 9:15 am, and they perform it on a street. For me, it is a sight to behold, I think if I didn’t told you, you might think that this photographs were taken somewhere in India or Bangladesh.

For those of you who might wanted to take this special rare occasion in the future, the easiest way to get here is to take LRT train and get down at Masjid Jamek LRT Station and from there it is just less than five minutes walk heading to Cahaya Suria Building (you need too walk backward), you can perform your Eid Al-Adha or Aid Al-Fitr prayer at Masjid Jamek first, and then you can head for Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin Street, actually you still have plenty of time to capture the event.

Final Farewell | Malaysia Airlines MH17 | Coming Home

© 2014 Wazari Wazir | Army personnel carry a coffin to a hearse during the arrival ceremony of Malaysia Airlines MH17 victims at the Kuala Lumpur International airport in Sepang. Five remains of Malaysian victims on Malaysia Airlines MH17 arrived today from Amsterdam, October 3, 2014.

” Almost everything, all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure, these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

 – Steve Jobs -